Campo Troupial - Icterus jamacaii
List of Birds

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in Itapajé, Ceará,
100 km from Fortaleza.

The avifauna is listed in
Birds of NE Brazil.
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Threatened species
Many species of NE Brazil are threatened by extinction. Our reserve helps to protect some of them:
Birds of NE Brazil
in Caatinga, Cerrado,
and other habitats
Red-cowled Cardinal
Paroaria dominicana
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Song of Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)
14/03/2008, 05h40. RPPN Mãe-da-lua, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. h1815. (c) H. Redies.
Sound h1815. The loud song of the Red-cowled Cardinal is one of the typical sounds of the Caatinga dawn concert. In this recording, we have a sequence of five songs, each consisting of six to nine notes. The sonogram shows the first six notes of the first song. The notes have rather long breaks between them, and some consist of more than one element (for example "E").

The songs can have far more notes, see for example h959 below.

Also: Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans.

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22/01/2008, 05h57. RPPN Mãe-da-lua, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. h959. (c) H. Redies.
Sound h959. Another song of Paroaria dominicana, consisting of 32 notes.

In the beginning: Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus.

02/04/2012, 05h28. RPPN Mãe-da-lua, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. h1825. (c) H. Redies.
Sound h1825. Long bout of songs of Paroaria dominicana, given at dawn. This recording last over four minutes, and is an extract of an even longer series.

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Song of Red-cowled Cardinal (Paroaria dominicana)
31/03/2008, 06h23. RPPN Mãe-da-lua, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. h970. (c) H. Redies.
Sound h970. A different vocalization, often given when Red-cowled Cardinals meet. For example, if one or two birds sit in a tree, and another Red-cowled Cardinal arrives, then this song can often be heard. Is sometimes called "chatter" (?).

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24/05/2008, 07h11. RPPN Mãe-da-lua, Itapajé, Ceará, Brazil. h966. (c) H. Redies.
Sound h966. A longer series of songs similar to h970. There was probably more than one vocalizing Red-cowled Cardinal.

In the beginning, pips of Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus.